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Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group, February 22

Chico Performances has just announced the addition of:

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group on Sunday, February 22 | 7:30 p.m. Laxson Auditorium, CSU, Chico

If you’re a Chico Performances Season Subscriber you can to purchase your tickets early!
Season Subscribers may purchase tickets  now through 6 p.m. Friday, January 30th by calling the University Box Office at 530-898-6333 or emailing:
(General tickets available Monday, February 2 at 10 a.m.)
Don't miss out on the best seats to Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group!
Tickets: $60 Premium | $52 Adult | $50 Senior | $40 Youth | $10 CSU Chico Student
For more information on Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group – click here.

Russian National Ballet Theater live at Laxson Auditorium

The Russian National Ballet Theater with more than 50 ballet dancers from Russia will be coming to our very own campus to perform Swan Lake at Laxson Auditorium Saturday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is brought to you by Chico Performances.


Swan Lake premiered in 1877 at Russia’s famed Bolshoi Theatre with a score composed by Tchaikovsky. However, it is the 1895 revival by Petipa and Ivanov that garnered great praise, and it is this version that the Russian National Ballet Theatre, under the artistic direction of Elena Radchenko, will present.


The company performs the timeless Russian folktale of the star-crossed lovers, Prince Siegfried and the Swan Queen Odette, and the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. This ballet masterpiece is presented with sumptuous costumes and lush scenery, and danced by a company founded in 1980 with the sole purpose of preserving the great tradition of Russian ballet.


For more information on the Russian National Ballet Theater click here.


See video of the Russian National Ballet Theater here!


For tickets and information visit


See you at the theater!

Rose-cutting Giveaway

The FMS Grounds Department is happy to announce the annual rose-cutting giveaway will take place beginning Monday February 2nd through February 6th between the hours of 9am and 1pm.

The cuttings are available to all Chico State students, staff and faculty. This will be a first-come, first-served event so don’t wait! Additionally, the Grounds Department will be working to simultaneously prune the garden, so there will be a limited amount of cuttings available.

Even if you aren’t looking for new roses in your garden, we still encourage you to stop by and enjoy the garden as we prepare it for the coming growing season.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, email

Wildcat ROAR on 2/5

Do you know how to help a friend with alcohol poisoning? Learn how!



Wildcat ROAR! (Reach Out and Respond) is a peer led bystander intervention program that teaches skills for reacting and responding in stressful situations related to alcohol poisoning.  This training goes over issues such as:

•         the signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning

•         how alcohol is processed in the body

•         what to do in the face of an emergency

•         how to make a successful 911 call

•         ways to talk to a friend struggling with a problem

Wildcat ROAR! trainings are designed with the intention of giving students and community members the skills to help create a more kind and compassionate community.  Please contact the CADEC office to sign-up for this training, or ask about other workshops/trainings we have available, there is always a Peer Educator around to help answer your questions. 

Who: Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center (CADEC)

What: Wildcat ROAR! Reach Out & Respond! Training

Where: SSC 306

When: Thursday, February 5th from 3:30-5:30pm

For more information, email

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Canter is excited to offer the class series Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) again this semester open to students, staff and faculty.  The MBSR program, backed by three decades of research, will help you reduce stress and enhance resilience, even in the face of serious life difficulties.  Common reasons people take this course include: Daily Life Stress, Anxiety/Depression, Sleep Problems, Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Headaches,  Job, School or Family Pressure, Personal Growth/Development, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, and Serious Illness. 


Introductory Course:  Monday, February 23, 2015 from 6:00PM-8:30PM


Class Continues:  Mondays from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM for (8) weeks (No class during Spring Break)

There will be a Day-long Retreat on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Location: Sylvester’s Cafe


Course Fee:  $30 per student – Due Upon Registration – Current Chico State Student ID # Required;   $250 for Faculty/Staff of Chico State – Limited Faculty/Staff spaces – Due Upon Registration

                                                                (MBSR Courses in the community charge as much as $395!) Register Early!


Instructor:  Ann Ponzio, MA, Certified MBSR Instructor                        



More Information:  Campus Alcohol & Drug Education Center - Call:  530.898.6450 - Stop By:  SSC 180 - -  

Wildcat Cvil Liberties Union and ACLU, Chico present: Aundre Herron


The Wildcat Civil Liberties Union, in conjunction with ACLU, Chico Chapter host a free event tomorrow, Friday, January 30, at 4:30 pm at Common Grounds, downstairs in the BMU, Room 008. Our featured speaker is Aundre M. Herron.


Professor Herron is a criminal & death penalty attorney and a professor with degrees in Law and African-American Studies. She is active with anti-death penalty organizations, with the ACLU, and with the group Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation. Having lost family members of her own to the "homicide epidemic" in the U.S., Professor Herron has a unique perspective on issues of race and the criminal justice system. 


This free event should not be missed. All are welcome. Appetizers provided. For more information, contact Michael J. Coyle at 530-898-5692.

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

CSU, Chico Employees in Need of Donated Leave Credits

The following employees are in need of donated leave credits:


  • MARI ENGLISH (Staff, Degree Audit Programming)
  • MARK GREENWALD (Staff, Facilities Management and Services)
  • NEIL HOPKINS (Staff, Facilities Management and Services)
  • BRIAN TIVEL (Staff, Facilities Management and Services)


*Only vacation credits may be donated for purpose of family care leave.


If you wish to donate leave credits, you will need to sign the a donation form - which is available at the Human Resources Service Center (Kendall 220).   BECAUSE YOUR SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED, YOUR DONATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE OR VIA E-MAIL.

Per Catastrophic Leave Program guidelines, only the Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Unit or a union representative may solicit for Catastrophic Leave donations; solicitation by any other party is prohibited.

For more information, email


Free Math Drop-in Tutoring

The Student Learning Center has expanded math drop-in hours for spring 2015 in SSC 340.

Monday through Thursday 3:00-6:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Help is available for the following courses:

MATH 12, 31, 32, 51, 101, 110, 111, 105, 107, 109, 118, 119, 120, 121, 220, 235, 260 and 310


Please contact the Student Learning Center at 530-898-6839 for more information

Spring 2015 Groups offered at the Counseling Center

Counseling and Wellness Center

CSU, Chico

SSC 430



Email is not a confidential means of communication.  Please note I do not maintain 24-hour access to this email.  Therefore, if this is a mental health emergency, please contact the Counseling and Wellness Center during business hours (M-F, 8 am – 5 pm) at 530.898.6345.  If this is an after-hours mental health emergency, call the Crisis Hotline of Butte County at 530.891.2810, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room hospital.

Chico State Seniors: Have you applied for your 2015 graduation?

As a graduating senior you will have to do TWO THINGS:


Through Academic Evaluations at

You will need to apply and pay fees by February 13, 2015, for your name

to appear in the Commencement Ceremony program and on the Grad T-Shirt.



Through the Commencement website at

Registration starts March 3, 2015, and ends April 30, 2015


Before you are able to request your tickets for the Graduation Ceremonies starting April 1, you MUST complete steps 1 & 2 above.




Redding Philanthropists and Music Lovers Make $1 Million Bequest to North State Symphony

Date: 01-29-2015

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

The North State Symphony has received the largest gift in its history – a $1 million bequest from Robert and Anne Morgan of Redding.

The Morgans’ generous gift will establish the Robert and Anne Morgan North State Symphony Endowment, which will support the general operation of the symphony.

The complete release is available on the CSU, Chico News website.



Free GRE Writing Workshops -- starts February 4th


Free GRE Writing Workshops
Offered weekly from February 4-27
Taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)? Attend weekly workshops, designed to prepare you for the analytical writing portion of the exam. The workshops will provide participants with an overview of the GRE structure and scoring system, effective test-taking and writing strategies, and timed writing practice in a supportive environment. Different materials will be covered each week; students are encouraged to attend all sessions.
Sign-up at the Student Learning Center!
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00pm
Fridays 1:00 – 2:30pm
          SSC - Room 340
Weekly Topics
Week 1: GRE Overview: In-depth look at prompts and guidelines
Week 2: Test-Taking/Writing Strategies. Basic Essay Structure and Theses
Week 3: Argument Essay
Week 4: Issue Essay
Student Learning Center
Student Services Center – Room 304 

Career Development Workshop Series

Career Development Workshop Series


The Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) is hosting a Career Development Series to assist employees in moving forward in their careers or obtain career opportunities.  If you’ve wanted to know ways to sharpen your interviewing expertise or write a résumé that truly summarizes your transferable skills – these workshops are for you!


This three-part lunch hour series includes:


Résumé Writing that Works – Part 1: Workshop

Tools and tips for completing applications, résumés and cover letters that summarize your transferable skills and abilities.

  • When: February 17, 2015 (Tuesday), 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Where: Colusa Hall 100 B
  • Facilitator: Megan Odom, Director, Career Center

Résumé Writing that Works – Part 2: Writing Lab

Bring your latest résumé and cover letter drafts to get on-the-spot feedback towards interview-winning documents during this drop-in session.

  • When: February 24, 2015 (Tuesday), 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Where: Colusa Hall 100 B
  • Facilitator: Megan Odom, Director, Career Center

Tips and Tools for Interviewing

How to bring out your best when in the interview hot seat!

  • When: March 3, 2015 (Tuesday), 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Where: Colusa Hall 100 B
  • Facilitator: Megan Odom, Director, Career Center

Who should go? 

These workshops are intended to help employees who choose to seek career opportunities or advancement.  (If you have students who are interested in these topics, please encourage them to make contact with the Career Center which already offers appointments and individualized assistance specifically for students and alumni.)


Register, bring your lunch, and join us for an hour of valuable information designed specifically to help you be better prepared for submitting applications for vacancies and having a winning interview strategy for new positions.


Registration Instructions

Email to enroll in each workshop.


If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6433, or email a week in advance of the event.


For more information, e-mail or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6433.

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